Important update about electronic submission
UIC is implementing a campus wide electronic submission system for applicants for FALL 2013. Please download the instructions for that submission.
The following information is required only of international applicants: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). The minimum acceptable score is 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based). IBT scores are Writing: 21; Speaking: 20; Listening: 17; Reading: 19; Total score: 80. IELST scores are Listening: 6.0; Writing: 6.0; Reading: 6.0; Speaking: 6.0; Total score: 6.5.
It is required that you submit electronic copies of TOEFL (or IBT or IELST) scores that you also have officially submitted by the testing agency. Electronic copies should be emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject heading (Program) (Semester of Application) (Last Name, Student First Name) Example: MUPP Fall 2012 Doe, John. (They will be verified against the official scores mailed directly to UIC Admissions.) Electronic copies of scores should be labeled: LastName, First Name 5TOEFL. Example: Doe, John 5TOEFL.
For more information about admission prerequisites for international students on the Graduate FAQ page. Additional information can also be reviewed on the Graduate International FAQ page. (Note: Your application and all materials, including letters of reference MUST be in by Jan. 1).
Checking Application Status
Application materials submitted electronically and received before the deadline will not be acknowledged; the date and time of submission is contained in the email and it will be noted in your application file that the deadline was met. All UIC administrative offices and the CUPPA Hall building, including the Department of Urban Planning and Policy office, will close December 21, 2012 and re-open January 2, 2013. Please do not attempt to contact anyone in UPP to confirm receipt of your materials. Directions for completing your application are on this page
Applicants will be updated regarding the status of credentials received by February 1, 2013.
Because of the volume of applications received, the UPP Program cannot respond to individual inquiries regarding credentials. Please do not contact us about your application unless you receive an email from the UPP Program office (not UIC's Office of Admissions and Records) asking for additional information.
Phone calls with requests for status updates will not be returned. The department will regularly update applicants on the status of their application.
For additional information please contact:
Admission & Records Officer